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WORLD LEARNING PRESIDENT ACCEPTS CEO POSITION AT SAVE THE CHILDREN

 BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Nov. 30 ~PRNewswire~ -- Dr. Charles MacCormack, President of World Learning Inc. for 15 years, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer at Save the Children. Founded in 1932, World Learning was known as The Experiment in International Living until recently.
 Dr. MacCormack's resignation is effective January 1, 1993. Alan Carter, the organization's Chief Operating Officer, will serve as Acting President. An international search will be conducted and a new president will be appointed by World Learning's Board of Trustees.
 "Charlie MacCormack has been an important part of World Learning's growth and development since 1977. He has been devoted to contributing to international understanding and global development, and we know he will continue to make a significant contribution to these causes at Save the Children," said William Rotch, Chairman of World Learning's Board of Trustees.
 "World Learning is the strongest it has been in at least 20 years, both financially and in terms of realizing our mission goals," Dr. MacCormack said. "We are truly on our way to being the world's leading international educational services organization."
 When Dr. MacCormack became president at The Experiment in International Living in 1977, it was one of the most well-known educational exchange organizations in the United States, but it had faced years of financial difficulties. After one year under Dr. MacCormack's leadership, the organization established an operating surplus and has maintained one since. Its operating budget has increased from $6.1 million to $55 million.
 Under Dr. MacCormack's leadership, World Learning has diversified the scope of its international educational sv?ices to include projects in international development and training, including the biggest country-specific grant by the United States government to support the battle against the spread of AIDS in the developing world; and a grant to support the development of emerging private voluntary organizations in 12 republics of the former Soviet Union.
 The Experiment in International Living's recent adoption of the name World Learning Inc. is one of the organization's first steps toward realizing a long-term goal spearheaded by MacCormack -- globalization.
 "World Learning is positioning itself to become less of a U.S. organization operating worldwide and more of a worldwide organization that operates transnationally," MacCormack explained recently.
 MacCormack attributes World Learning's strength to its willingness to become a "market-responsive, mission-driven organization." MacCormack cultivated an organizational culture that understands and is responsive to the more accountable nonprofit environment of the 1990s.
 A pioneer in citizen-to-citizen exchange, World Learning continues to break new ground in educational exchange, launching the first-ever U.S. undergraduate semester-long programs in Vietnam and South Africa, and administering one of the first U.S. government designated programs to combine cultural exchange with a child care component, AuPair~Homestay USA.
 Dr. MacCormack's first encounter with The Experiment in International Living was as a child in Melrose, Massachusetts. Each year the community sponsored an outstanding student for an Experiment Summer Abroad. As an elementary school student Dr. MacCormack attended the talks given by the returning "community ambassadors." "It was the first time I realized that the outside world was reachable," Dr. MacCormack remembered.
 "Growing up I always dreamed of participating in The Experiment myself, someday." In 1965, Dr. MacCormack had his chance. He lead an Experiment Summer Abroad group in Spain. That summer, at a leadership training in Putney, Vermont he met his wife, Susan Ross.
 He was first employed by The Experiment in 1970 as Director of the International Career Training Program at the organization's accredited college, the School for International Training. He was appointed Acting President in June 1978 and was elected President in January 1979.
 "The organization has been a central part of my personal and professional life for more than 25 years. This has not been a job for me; it has simultaneously been a cause, a vocation, and an extended family," Dr. MacCormack said.
 Before joining World Learning in 1977, Dr. MacCormack served for three years as Vice President for Programs at Save the Children Federation~Community. He had earlier served as Assistant to the Dean of the International Fellows Program at Columbia University, and was an instructor of Latin American politics at the University of New Hampshire.
 Dr. MacCormack serves on the Board of Trustees at the International Exchange Association, Partners in International Educational Exchange Association, Partners in International Education and Training; The American Forum for Global Education; and Landmark College.
 He received his doctorate and master's degree from Columbia University and is a graduate of Middlebury College.
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 ~CONTACT: Steven Malamud of World Learning Inc., 802-258-3173~


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